Terrance Thornton better known as Pusha T, is one half of the virginia beach duo The Clipse and one entire machine that somehow never quits. The Clipse is comprised of Pusha T and his brother No Malice, they began in the mid 90’s signing to Elektra and meeting Pharrell was their foot in the door. The single for their album Exclusive Audio Footage was entitled ‘The Funeral’, however due to lack of fan interest in ‘The Funeral’ no buzz was generated for the album thus being shelved permanently.
That didn’t stop the Thornton Brothers from picking themselves up, and trying again. newly signed to Arista Records through StarTrak Entertainment The Clipse released their next album Lord Willin on August 20th 2002 it topped the Billboard hip-hop charts fueled by singles such as ‘Grindin’ and ‘When the Last Time’. The first step of many that the duo took to establishing themselves in the book of the greats.
Due to issues with their label at the time The Clipse 2nd album Hell Hath No Fury was in limbo, fast forward to 2006 and their album is released with powerful singles such as ‘Wamp Wamp (What It Do)’ and ‘Mr. Me Too’ featuring Pharrell. The album was critically acclaimed and received high ratings from several publications, receiving accolades and praise as one of the best albums of 2006.
In 2009 they released their 3rd album Till The Casket Drops, featuring production from DJ Khalil and others. While the album didn’t top the charts like the other two did it was still considered a good album and received positive reviews from publications.
In 2010 Pusha T signed as a solo artist to Kanye West’s G.O.O.D Music, thus began the temporary hiatus of The Clipse and the birth of King Push. While on G.O.O.D Push released 2 mixtapes and a slew of features, it wasn’t until 2013 that Pusha’s debut solo album My Name Is My Name was released to much critical acclaim. While his next album is still in the works tentatively titled King Push we are all eagerly awaiting his next proclamation.